Consultancy UN House Disability Accessible Audit


Location : UNDP CO Namibia / Windhoek, NAMIBIA
Application Deadline :05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :9d 11h 1m
Additional Category :HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
24-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :60 Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 Days


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) was launched by the Secretary-General in June 2019 to raise the United Nation’s (UN) performance on disability inclusion across the organization. The Strategy provides the foundation for sustainable and transformative progress on disability inclusion through all pillars of the UN work in peace and security, human rights, and development. The strategy aims to ensure that the rights of persons with disabilities are valued, dignified and respected in the workplace. The emphasis is on a fundamental shift to find an enabling environment in which to fully and effectively participate on an equal basis with others. United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) are requested to report on the implementation of the UNDIS.

The vision of the Disability Inclusion Strategy prosed by the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), the  Disability focal points and members of the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) includes the development of an annual work plan to ensure the roll out to the strategy in Namibia. Special attention is given to key UNCT activities and to source the services of a consultant, to conduct a Disability Accessibility Audit of the UN House in Namibia.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct an accessibility audit of the UN House
  • Prepare a disability audit report with findings
  • Develop an accessibility plan for common premises
  • Design and develop training for implementation of inclusive procurement guidelines for the Operations Management Team (OMT).
  • Develop disability-inclusive-communication guidelines and training for the UN Communication Group (UNCG).

Activities Outline with Timelines

Duration

Conduct an accessibility audit of the UN House

5 days

Prepare a disability audit report with findings

10

Develop an accessibility plan for common premises

15days

Design and develop training for implementation of inclusive procurement guidelines for the Operations Management Team (OMT).

15 days

Develop disability-inclusive-communication guidelines and training for the UN Communication Group (UNCG).

15 days


Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Be flexible
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Result Orientated
  • Disability awareness


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Development Studies, Disability Studies, or evaluation theory or a related field;
  •  Master’s degree in Disability Studies, Sociology or related field will be in an advantage

Experiences:

  • Experience in working with persons with disabilities for at least 2 years.
  • Prior Experience in conducting Disability Accessibility Audits.
  • Knowledge on disability matters.
  • Having a person with disability within the team will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable analytical skills
  • Possessing excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and motivate a wide range of stakeholders

Language:

  • Excellent English communication skills.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on the Deliverables. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Consultancy Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the Consultancy Fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done based on verification and certification of completion of deliverables in accordance to the TOR and approval by the Project Manager of satisfactory delivery of the services.

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Documentation required

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information (in one (1) single document as the application supports only one upload) to demonstrate their qualifications.

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability for the duration of the assignment using the template provided in Annex II.

  • CV indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

  • Technical proposal, including a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment

  • Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II (in NAD) Namibian Dollars

Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.

Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability using Annex II.

The Below Annexes and the Terms of Reference (TOR) and the Request for Proposal can be downloaded to aid your application from the UNDP Procurement Notice site Direct Link:-   https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75488 or

search on:  https://procurement-notices.undp.org 

Annexes

Proposal Submission

  • All applications must be clearly marked with the title of the consultancy (Consultancy UN House Disability Accessible Audit) and submitted via UN Jobs website by 05 March 2021.

  • Note: UNDP Jobs only supports single document upload hence ensure that the proposal consolidated and submitted as one single document

    For further information concerning this Terms of Reference, please contact UNDP NAMIBIA Office by email: procurement.na@undp.org

    Women applicants are encouraged to apply.



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